Welcome to our website covering the villages of Great Smeaton, Hornby and Little Smeaton, or more specifically this part of North Yorkshire within the Parish of Smeaton with Hornby. The purpose of the website is to provide residents, anyone thinking of moving to the area and prospective visitors to the area, with information covering many aspects of our village life. As is noted at the foot of the page, the site is sponsored by a number of local organisations, again thanks to them. This means that the site is free of charge for all wishing to advertise on it (providing they live within the Parish) so please contact me by
e-mail email@example.com if you have any requests for advertising or ideas on content, pictures, articles, etc, which you think may be of interest to others.
Citizens Advice Bureau in Northallerton are looking for:
General Advisors; Telephone Assessors; Admin support.
1 day or possibly two ½ days per week. Training Given.
If you feel it may be of interest to you, please contact
01609 776551 for further details.
A major public consultation is being launched today (Monday 2 September 2013) to find out what people living in Hambleton and Richmondshire think about proposals to change the way some maternity and children’s services are provided at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
Changes need to be made as the organisation responsible for funding these services, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which runs the hospital, have concerns about the future safety of these services.
They are worried that doctors at the Friarage will not be able to retain their clinical skills and develop new ones because there are not enough mums to be and children using the services.
For the next three months the CCG is asking for views on the following two options:
The changes will improve quality of services for patients and families and most importantly ensure that they are safe.
A consultation document sets out the proposals, the reasons for the changes and explains how local people’s involvement will help to shape more detailed plans. Copies are being made available at family doctors’ surgeries, children’s centres and other community venues.
The consultation document, along with further background information and a survey to capture people’s views on the options, can be found on the CCG’s website at www.hambletonrichmondshireandwhitbyccg.nhs.uk
The consultation will end on Monday 25 November 2013.
The December issue of the Village Newsletter should now have been distributed.
The Newsletter has now grown in size and includes a number of adverts from local businesses. The Revenue from these adverts now means that the Newsletter and also this Website are self funding. It also means that we have more flexibilty with the number of pages and also the use of colour. Thanks to all those who have agreed to advertise.
Anyone who would like to receive the Village News electronically to take advantage of full colour on all pages and better picture quality can do so by forwarding their email addresses to Dave Lawson on the email above.
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OUR VILLAGE HALL—USE IT OR LOSE IT
A lot goes on in the Village Hall, and a lot goes into running it.
Did you enjoy the recent “Nostalgia” variety entertainment evening?
Did you go to The Dance? or the The Disco?.
Do you attend the Pilates? Zumba? Ballroom Dancing? Carpet Bowls? Classes.
Do your children come to see Santa?
Isn’t it good to have somewhere to hold your Birthday, Wedding, Engagement party.
Several of the present Village Hall Committee are due to retire and the Hall cannot continue without the necessary organization behind the scenes. We need new younger members. Can spare the time to meet every couple of months and help with the running of the Village Hall ? (The last function organised by the committee and supported by “Get Ahead Hats” raised £260 towards upkeep of the Hall)
If you are interested please contact: Katherine Lart 881456
This website is sponsored by the Smeatons with Hornby Parish Council, Great Smeaton Players and The Black Bull Public House Great Smeaton. Thanks to all concerned.
Please note that while the Parish Council is delighted to support this Website financially, it is not responsible for the content or any opinion expressed within this site.